The UK Tour of Tom Kempinski’s award-winning play, Duet For One, continues in 2018 with the two-hander recast and Jonathan Coy joining Belinda Lang, it has been announced.
The production first set out last year and proved a big hit with audiences and critics alike. Now the tour is being extended.
Directed by Robin Lefevre, Belinda Lang reprises her acclaimed performance as Stephanie Abrahams and she is now joined by Coy who plays Dr Feldmann. The tour will begin at Oxford Playhouse in August.
In this powerful, deeply moving, and at times poignantly funny play, Stephanie Abrahams, a brilliant concert violinist who seemingly has it all, is forced to re-evaluate her life when struck down by an unforeseen tragedy.
Faced with a truth too difficult to comprehend she consults psychiatrist Dr Feldmann, resulting in a duel between two razor-sharp minds.
Kempinski’s dazzling play emerges as an ultimately life-enhancing tribute to the human spirit.
Based on the life of world renowned musician Jacqueline Du Pré, Duet For One premiered at the Bush Theatre in 1980 with Frances De La Tour and David de Keyser. It enjoyed a major revival in 2009 starring Juliet Stephenson and Henry Goodman.
Belinda Lang is currently starring in The County Wife at Chichester Festival Theatre. She has also appeared in many West End productions including Dead Funny, Hay Fever, What The Butler Saw, Things We do for Love and Ring Round The Moon, and national tours including Moira Buffini’s Gabriel, Alan Bennett’s Single Spies and Oklahoma!.
Jonathan Coy is best known for his role as George Murray in Downton Abbey and as Henry in the long running series Rumpole.
Coy has performed with the National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre as well as appeared in many West End productions including Ink (Duke of York), Privacy (Donmar Warehouse), Relatively Speaking and Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndham’s) and Noise’s Off (Old Vic/Novello).
August 28 – September 1, Oxford Playhouse Theatre September 3 – 8, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold September 10 – 15, Salisbury Playhouse September 17 – 22, Darlington Hippodrome October 2 – 6, Wolverhampton Grand.